28 Aug '13, 5pm

Need a pair of emergency rain boots? Make your own using old plastic bags

[...] The only thing that Betz White’s Toadstool Rain Bucket Hat are missing is a pair of these clever recycled plastic bag rain boots. Louie Rigano of the RISD Waste for Life studio designed these as a sustainable product that could be made by cartoneros, impoverished folks living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, who make a living collecting plastic bags. Rigano has instructions and a template posted on his site. The trick in the boots is to fuse an additional fibrous material in between the plastic layers. Refer to the Betz White tutorial for detailed instructions on fusing plastic bags. (via ecouterre) [...]

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/turn-used-plastic-bags-into-a-pa...

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